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Young girl killed in fatal Iowa crash

A fatal accident is an emotional and heart-breaking event for loved ones. Automobile collisions are an all-too-common source of these accidents in Iowa.

Take, for instance, a recent early morning crash that took the life of a 15-year-old girl who was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in a fatal crash. The crash occurred in Johnson County at around 1:00 a.m. and involved two vehicles. According to preliminary reports, the crash happened at the intersection of Highway 1 and 520th St. SW.

Emergency crews responded to the crash and assessed those involved. The young girl was airlifted to the hospital where she later died. Three others were injured in the crash. Details about the collision and the injuries were not reported at this time. Investigation is still ongoing.

When a fatal collision occurs, it is important to have the crash investigated so cause and fault can be determined. If a driver if at fault, they could be liable for the resulting deaths, injuries and damages. A wrongful death suit and a personal injury suit could be filed and could result in compensation being awarded. The monetary award could be used to alleviate the financial burdens caused by the crash such as funeral costs, medical bills and pain and suffering.

No matter the age or cause of death, losing a loved one is a difficult event to deal with. But the coping process might be even more difficult if a negligent driver took their life away. Those affected by a fatal accident should understand they have options and rights when it comes to filing for compensation.

Source: KCRG, "15-Year-Old Killed in Johnson County Car Crash," Alison Sullivan, Dec. 1, 2013

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